Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a…
It’s not the nightmare of violence in the Middle East, or the generic nightmare of life in a fallen world. It’s the American Nightmare — the one where millions of us are murdered, and our body parts are quietly sold for research, all by an organization our government is funding.
The last few weeks have sparked outrage among Christians and any who advocate for the rights of unborn children. These videos on Planned Parenthood’s work expose them for the horror they are. The grim truth, though, is that still many Christians are not really bothered by it all.
Today a video was released of Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services casually describing how they sell aborted babies’ organs for profit. It’s just another example of the abortion industry self-destructing. How much longer will we allow it to continue, America?
C.S. Lewis helps awaken us to the “astonishing realness of things.” It’s what Alan Jacobs calls an “omnivorous attentiveness” — a bewildering awareness of the things all around us. It is being alive to what is, to things that…
As a society, especially those of us in the younger generation, we haven’t come to grips with what dying is all about. We don’t really know what it is or what it means. At best, we’re confused. At worst, we’ve invoked a kind of intentional ignorance.
Once in college I went to a prayer meeting put on by a small Evangelical denomination in the rural South. It was the kind of denomination that has a string of adjectives before the word “Baptist” — the kind that you might expect to handle snakes or something.
Holy Monday. It may have felt like the proverbial Monday morning in the modern Western world — a time to reengage the grind and get back to work. Jesus, indeed, walked into Jerusalem to take care of business.
The color was porpoise gray — that’s “porpoise” like the dolphin. Porpoise gray. That’s the color my wife chose to paint the little sunroom at our house a few years ago. She loves it when I take on house projects…
You will face adversity — it’s only a matter of time. In fact, chances are, you’ve already experienced hardship. The question then, and going forward, is how you persevere through the oppressing moments of life?
I nudged the door open with my shoulder, hands holding carryout (again). I made my way through the dark living room and set dinner on the table. I could hear the kids playing in the basement as I peeked into…
We see this in Acts 1 — in the in-between story of Jesus telling his disciples the Spirit will come (Acts 1:8) and the Spirit actually coming (Acts 2:1–4). Pentecost is when things really get going, right? So what is the point with this preliminary stuff?
Dressed warm enough to go outside, I ease down to my basement study and turn on the desk lamp. It flickers once or twice before its dusty yellow light focuses on the Bible laid open beneath it. The table had been set; my soul had been starving, and now, I made it on time.
John Knox turns 500 this year. Actually, historians are not certain whether it was 1514 or 1515, but sometime around there, in the little market town of Haddington, Scotland, down the street from Saint Mary’s Church, Knox was born.